A+W SmartFactory, a completely newly developed production system, controls a highly complex production of fire protection and safety glass in a fully automated way. In less automated plants, A+W SmartFactory controls employee activities and provides information about production statuses.
A window producer who wants to remain successful will digitalize consistently and eliminate non value adding work, e.g. searching for required elements. In addition to a state-of-the-art machine park, these companies especially need a comprehensive software solution along th e entire value chain.
Under the umati (universal machine technology interface) brand, a working group of the glass technology forum of the VDMA is advancing the development, dissemination, and use of open machine interface standards. Dr. Klaus Mühlhans explains in an interview what this involves.
In their search for new digital sales channels, many innovative companies in the window industry have started to set up webshops such as A+W iQuote for mobile online ordering. This new selling mode means maximum flexibility, mobility and time savings for the customer.
As a glass processor or insulated glass manufacturer, you produce high-quality flat glass products that have to be delivered quickly. Product variety and performance are increasing, yet lot sizes are usually small, thus, we talk about demanding variant production frequently with a lot size of one. You've got a handle on this. But is that a sufficient prerequisite for solid business?
Software for Glass
A+W offers software solutions for flat glass businesses of any size with any production environment. Our glass software is the intelligent backbone of your business.
Through our software, A+W delivers comprehensive solutions for the entire value chain. We specialize in products for flat glass, windows, doors, and automotive glass. Our track record shows accuracy, efficiency and reliability are our strengths.
"With the A+W Production system, we manage our complex product mix very flexibly. No more sheets are lost. And there are almost no complaints. We produce much greater quantities in the same amount of time. In addition, ..."
"Our customers cannot make any more mistakes with A+W iQuote. The entire order runs through a restriction check based on our master data. We get a complete, technically correct order; questions and long-winded clarifications ..."